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W/E 22/08/2021

posted Aug 18, 2021, 1:58 AM by John O'Sullivan
Defibrillator Training.
There was a great turn out for the Defibrillator Training held in Toonagh Hall Monday evening of last week, led by Denmack Safety. The code for the Defibrillator in Toonagh Hall is held by Monica Tierney, Pamela Vaughan and Mairead Culliney, should it be needed. A person has an extra 75% of survival when a defibrillator is used. Credit must be given to all who took part in the training and to Grainne Barry who organised it.

Recent Death.
The death has taken place, in London, of James O’Leary, son of John Joe and Alice, from College Grove, Ennis, nephew of Michael O’Leary, Dysart. The death has also occurred of Sr. Ethel Normoyle, of Lissycasey. Sr. Ethel had many supporters in the parish, a number of whom travelled to Missionvale in South Africa over the years to help build the family centre and school and became friends of the intrepid nun over the years.​

Work on Toonagh Hall.
​ Toonagh Hall and Sports Complex has been the heart of the community for many years bringing young and old together, hosting concerts, music sessions, craft mornings, and meetings. It is also a centre for Camogie, hurling and football training and is used by the children of Toonagh School for concerts and youth club activities.​
A large room over the kitchen, which was the girls classroom during the time it was a school, and has been out of use since 1977 when the Youth Club vacated it, is now being renovated. Toonagh Group Water Scheme is spearheading these works, being undertaken by John O’Dwyer, Procon, assisted by participants of the local Community Employment Scheme. The works ​ include an office (which will be used by the Group Water Scheme), two toilets, new stairs, fire doors and windows and will be a great addition to the Centre.
Noel Tierney, who worked in maintenance and administration for the Water​
Scheme for forty years and has been Manager for the past thirteen years, is to retire in October ​ and he will be replaced by Matthew Rynne who has been appointed Manager.

The under 15 hurlers were beaten by Eire Og in the Academy final in Crusheen last week. It is the second year in a row the boys reached the final, which did not go ahead last year due to Covid-19. They now look forward to taking part in the under 15 Feile, taking place at the weekend.